Arts & Entertainment

Address: 14 W. Downer Pl. Suite 10
Aurora
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“AKA Dance strives to maintain a high level of dance technique and knowledge while building confidence and a healthy body image for children of all ages. Our vision is to create strong dancers that can succeed in the world of dance and to offer opportunities to children who otherwise would not have the access to studio quality teaching. We believe dance instructors have the responsibility to not only build strong technical dancers but also have a hand in raising well rounded, compassionate adults who will grow to make an impact on whichever path they choose.” – https://www.akadance.org/

Website Address: http://www.akadance.org/
Phone Number: (630) 701-9570
Contact Email: akadance@outlook.com
Address: 5 1/2 W. Downer Pl.
Aurora
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Arcana is a private artist and energy studio plus available workshop and creative rental space. We should hang out.

Artist in Residence is Teresa Fiehn Millies. Teresa is a Fiber and Installation Artist, Intuitive Card Reader and Reiki Master.

Phone Number: (630) 608-0332
Contact Email: arcanastudiosdta@gmail.com
Address: 50 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL
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Aurora Art Studios is a cooperative of area artists featuring water color, pen and ink sketches and mixed media work. The studios also hosts open gallery events, and features local artists. Aurora Art Studios is open by appointment only. They host an open house annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Phone Number: (630) 801-0818
Contact Email: cheryl@cherylholz.com
Address: 43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora
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A member-driven business association, the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for business development in the greater Aurora region. Within its four divisions — economic development, community development, member services and business advocacy — the Chamber provides more than 300 programs, services and activities for the benefit of its members.

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is 5 Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; only two percent (2%) of the nearly 7,000 chambers in the United States can claim this distinction. To find out more, visit us today at AuroraChamber.com or stop by our offices in downtown Aurora on the northeast corner of Galena and River on the first floor of the parking garage.

Phone Number: (630) 256-3180
Contact Email: chamberinfo@aurorachamber.com
Address: 4 N. Broadway
Aurora
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Phone Number: (630) 801-8682
Address: 20 E. Downer Pl.
Aurora
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One of the oldest buildings in downtown Aurora is home to both the Aurora Historical Society and the Aurora Public Art Commission. The David L. Pierce Art and History Center at 20 E. Downer Pl. is a three-story limestone-faced structure that was restored and reopened to the public as a museum in 1996; it was renamed in honor of the former mayor in 2003.
Each floor is filled with art and history. The first floor houses a gift shop with plenty of Aurora-themed items; the second floor is home to “Aurora Story,” an eclectic look at Aurora’s past through vintage, iconic relics; and the third floor features rotating exhibits hosted by Aurora Public Art.
It is free to visit the museum. Donations are appreciated.

Hours are Wed-Sat, Noon to 4 p.m. and First Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.

Address: 78 S. Broadway
Aurora
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“At Don’s Downtown Ink (DTI), we offer professional tattooing and precise body piercing that is a step above the rest. Since opening our doors 7 years ago, we have quickly become the area’s favorite tattoo shop. We have artists who are trained and experienced in the art and who will always put your safety above everything else. All our equipment and jewelry are safe and clean, using health department certified autoclave sterilization.” – http://downtownink.com/

Website Address: Downtownink.Com
Phone Number: (630) 264-4400
Address: 132 W. Downer Pl.
Aurora
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Phone Number: (630) 906-6545
Address: 7 S. Broadway
Aurora
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Gallery and Studio located at 7 S. Broadway.

Website Address: http://garybrownart.com
Phone Number: (630) 768-4591
Address: 52 W. Downer PL., 2nd floor
Aurora
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Address: 1 W. New York St.
Aurora
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Try award-winning steak at Fairbanks or treat yourself to a bite from Take Two. Hollywood Casino Aurora boasts some of the best casino dining options in the Chicago area. They offer a variety of choices, each with its own unique experience. From a quick bit to eat at Take Two between spins on the slots, to a truly fine dining experience at Fairbanks Steakhouse, Hollywood Casino Aurora dining can’t be beat.

Website Address: Hollywoodcasinoaurora.Com
Phone Number: (630) 801-1234
Address: 32 S. Stolp Ave.
Aurora
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“If These Walls Could Talk Custom Framing & Gallery is co-owned and operated by Jennifer Rauch and Tim Frederick. Combined, Jennifer and Tim have over twenty years of experience in the custom framing business.

​As a small local business, If These Walls Could Talk uses local vendors and suppliers whenever possible. ” – http://www.itwct.com/aboutus

Website Address: http://www.itwct.com/
Phone Number: (331) 212-5962
Contact Email: wallstalk@itwct.com
Address: 56 S. Lasalle St.
Aurora
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Located in the 605 innovation District at 56 S. Lasalle St.

Phone Number: (630) 788-1348
Address: 20 S. Stolp Ave.
Aurora
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“The new Paramount School of the Arts is housed in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center located next to Paramount Theatre in Downtown Aurora. The Dunham Aurora Arts Center will also include new rehearsal space for the Broadway Series, guest artist apartments, a restaurant and affordable artist housing.

The new school facility will include over 20 private studios, large classroom spaces, a dance studio and the beautiful new Studio Theatre, a flexible performance space which doubles as a dance studio and classroom. The school will be the home to students of all ages and ability to study both privately and in a group setting.” – https://paramountaurora.com/school/about/

 

Phone Number: (630) 896-6810
Contact Email: school@paramountarts.com
Address: 23 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora
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Paramount Theatre is an exquisite and historical entertainment hall accommodating nearly daily productions.

Phone Number: (630) 896-6666
Contact Email: vald@paramountarts.com
Address: 11-13 Water Street Mall
Aurora
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Riverfront Playhouse is a tucked away treasure in downtown Aurora. Located along the bricked Water Street Mall, this local theatre company operates year-round providing entertainment nearly every weekend presenting comedies, murder mysteries, thrillers and original plays and some children’s productions. Ticket discounts available on Facebook and Foursquare. Check out their website or social media pages for the current offering.

Phone Number: 630.897.9496
Contact Email: info@riverfrontplayhouse.com
Address: 100 S. River St.
Aurora
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“Located in Aurora’s historical Pocus building, Society 57 will soon become home to a beautiful, 7-day a week social space designed to imaginatively bring people together from all walks of life. Our first phase, currently under development, will include over 9,000 square feet of space and will feature a premiere wedding and event venue, an innovative coffeehouse, mid-size meeting rooms and more. Society 57. Where culture, coffee and community build a legacy to be remembered.” – Website

Phone Number: (331) 205-8073
Contact Email: info@society57.com
Address: 21 S Broadway Ave
Aurora
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“The Venue is a live music performance space in downtown Aurora, Illinois, with a 200-seat listening room and outdoor stage when weather permits. We are proud to book nationally-recognized talent in all genres of music from blues and big band, to rock and world music, and everything in between. Frequently, our opening acts feature regional and local musicians and songwriters.

The Venue is a part of the Fox Valley Music Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to music education and preservation. Please visit FVMF.org for more information.” – https://themusicvenue.org/

Contact Email: TheVenueAurora@gmail.com
Address: 57 S. LaSalle St.
Aurora
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Phone Number: (630) 859-1079
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